Methods of Pollination and Flower-Pollinator Relationships


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What is the purpose of the pollen tube?

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1. Occasionally, there is a strange illness that kills bees. What is a likely side effect of this disease on plants?

2. Some flowers, such as daffodils and pansies, are often yellow in color. Which of the following is the most likely method of pollination?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on how immobile flowers can stay alive, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the methods of pollination and flower-pollinator relationships. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the purpose of the pollen tube as well as knowing what the effects of a reduction in bee numbers would be.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Purpose of the pollen tube
  • Effects of a reduced number of bees
  • Type of pollination with yellow flowers
  • Pollination method for flowers with no scent
  • Definition of pollination

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the purpose of the pollen tube and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of a reduced number of bees
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pollination lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how flowers meet other flowers, review the corresponding lesson on the Methods of Pollinator and Flower-Pollinator Relationships. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the parts of a flower do
  • Explain the process where pollen is placed on the stigma
  • Identify the main methods of pollination in flowers
  • Describe the characteristics of each type of pollination
  • Appreciate how animals can have a symbiotic relationship with flowers